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The Ark – County Clare – 1930

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ THE CATHOLIC PRESS, 16TH JANUARY, 1930 “THE ARK” IN IRELAND Primitive Church in County Clare. A primitive “church on wheels” is still preserved as a memorial of old times in a country church in County Clare, not far from Loop Head. In this region of small villages and scattered farms and cottages the parish … Continue reading

Adventurous Boys from County Clare – 1853!

WHEELING DAILY INTELLIGENCER 16TH MARCH 1853, P2 https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ ADVENTUROUS BOYS On last Saturday, there passed through Galena, by stage, two boys, one of four and the other seven years of age. They left the county of Clare, Ireland, the first of January, for Dubuque (Dublin?) and came the whole way unattended by relatives or particular … Continue reading

Cromwell’s slaves – 1658

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ THE INTERMOUNTAIN CATHOLIC 1ST JULY 1905, P3 CROMWELL IN IRELAND IRISH PEOPLE SOLD INTO SLAVERY The London “Athenaeum” has published the following letter: 23 Leeson Park, Dublin In your issue of April 29, Mr W.F.P. Stockley remarks that “many people would like to have the evidence for and against Cromwell’s sending Irish prisoners to … Continue reading

O’Keefe 1231 – A Giant of a Man

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ THE MAITLAND WEEKLY MERCURY 28TH MAY, 1910 An interesting archaeological discovery was made at Ballinahalla, near Moycullen, County Galway, Ireland. Some workmwn came upon a complete skeleton measuring 8ft 5½in. and subsequently unearthed an old sword bearing the following inscription, in Gaelic – “Donach OKeefe, A.D. 1231.

Lynch – 1864

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ QUEENSLAND TIMES, IPSWICH HERALD AND GENERAL ADVERTISER 28TH MAY, 1864 P4 ORIGIN OF LYNCH LAW The office of Warden of Galway has become memorable in the literary world since Maturin dramatised the story of the rigid justice administered by Warden Lynch in ordering the execution of his son, in the year 1500. Hardiman, in … Continue reading

Fox, Canary, Parrott, Rabbitt – 1911

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ HOPKINSVILLE KENTUCKIAN NOVEMBER 21ST 1911, P2 QUEER KINDS IN MARRIAGE ANSONIA, CONN “My grandfather married a Fox, my father a Canary, my brother a Parrott, and I’ll go them one better”, said John R. Welsh, who will soon wed Mrs Eleanor Rabbit of this town. In 1838 Michael Welsh Married Mary Fox at Feakle, … Continue reading

Thinking ahead – 1930

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate 1st December 1930 AHEAD OF HIS TIME – 1930 A Galway shopkeeper, who died a few months ago was firmly convinced that the time would come when the banks would not honor their notes, and that the notes would be worthless. In a number of hiding places in … Continue reading

Mary Glynn, Feakle – Survivor of The Titanic – 1912

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ THE WASHINGTON HERALD, 22ND APRIL, 1912 P5 STEERAGE SURVIVOR TELLS STORY OF WRECK ====================================================== Miss Mary Glynn,visiting relatives in Washington, praises heroism of passengers on Titanic – women tried to save men. (Miss Mary Glynn, nineteen years old, was en route from her home in Feakle, Co Clare, Ireland, to the home of her … Continue reading

Better late…1913

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ THE CITIZEN 5TH AUGUST, 1913 – OUR MAGAZINE PAGE (6) GOSSIP FROM WASHINGTON From County Clare, Ireland, recently came $250 to the conscience fund of the treasury. It was the first contribution from Europe in many years and was sent by a civil war veteran, who said that during the conflict he had made … Continue reading

Lola Montez 1905

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ The Star, (PA) 9th August 1905 p 1 LOLA MONTEZ At one time there was much commercial and social intercourse between Ireland and Spain. Galway and Waterford were the chief Irish ports engaged in this trade. To this day the Spanish type of beauty is discernible among the Galway girls. Probably the most famous … Continue reading

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